Independents Day for Bookstores Saturday May 2nd
April 30, 2015
The Stranger has a nice write-up about Independent Bookstore Day, which is this Saturday, May 2nd. The day celebrates local community bookstores, which have increased in overall numbers in recent years and in many places have been thriving. Local participants in this event, which originated in California but is now nationwide, include the Edmonds Bookshop, Snow Goose Books and Frames in Stanwood, and the Watermark Book Company in Anacortes (thanks David!). Please comment today if you would like to highlight others and I’ll add to the post. Elliott Bay Bookstore’s site, meanwhile, has good information on the Seattle scene and Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park is a major area player as well.
On a national level, the Washington Post has this to say about the event:
Bradley Graham, co-owner of Politics & Prose [DC area], says, “Independent Bookstore Day is meant to celebrate all that indies stand for: personal service, author talks, the experience of browsing, the joy of discovery, a sense of community.”